Garrett County’s History of Hosting Vacationers

Garrett County’s cool summers, crisp mountain air and breathtaking scenery have lured visitors to the area for over 150 years.  Long before Deep Creek Lake or Wisp Resort were even a thought, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad transported wealthy summer patrons out of the city heat to the grand hotels and elaborate summer cottages of Oakland, Deer Park, Loch Lynn and Mountain Lake Park. 

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During the post Civil War period, the B&O Railroad increased its passenger traffic by capitalizing on cool Garrett County summers.  In the days before air conditioning, it became quite fashionable escape to the mountains from the oppressive urban heat.  This expansion spawned a chain of posh hotels along the route west.  B&O built two new resort retreats on the mountain top during the 1870’s.  The first to be completed was the Deer Park Hotel, which opened for business on July 4th, 1873.  Featuring a golf course, a building for billiards and bowling, private rental cottages and a large glass-covered bath house containing two swimming pools as well as Turkish and Russian baths, it was quite a spectacle in rural Garrett County.  The Deer Park attracted many famous visitors over the years including General Ulysses S. Grant and President Grover Cleveland, who honeymooned at the resort. 

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The overwhelming success of the Deer Park inspired the construction of another hotel just a few years later.  Located along the tracks and across from the train Oakland train station, the Oakland Hotel featured a large ballroom, accommodations for over a hundred guests, and a large park of maple, oak and pine.  In 1883, Alexander Graham Bell took a “working vacation” at the Oakland hotel and oversaw the installation of Garrett County’s first telephone service.  A line connected the Oakland and Deer Park resorts which were about five miles apart. 

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New Deep Creek Listing: 2062 Paradise Point Road

This new Deep Creek listing is truly special. Whether you are looking for a second home or investment property, it has endless potential. 2062 Paradise Point Road is a one-of-a-kind listing that will take your breath away.

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About this New Deep Creek Listing

Situated on .92 acres, is a stunner inside and out. The large, grassy lawn leads to more than 379 feet of prime waterfront. Your private Type A dock is a sought after amenity. You can keep your boat there spring through fall. The quiet cove location is ideal for swimming and fishing as well as kayaking.

Amazing water views can be enjoyed from the tiled, covered front porch. It has a built in fireplace that makes it a spot for entertaining no matter what the weather.

Inside, it is clear that this home was built with comfort in mind. It has 3+ levels that are bright and airy. No detail was overlooked. The high-end finishes include:

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What’s Happening at Deep Creek November 2019

Deep Creek November events center around the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. This is a quieter time of year at the lake. While it might not be jam packed with events, it is a month made for long walks and cozy nights by the fire.

Deep Creek November Events

Deep Creek November Events

Live Entertainment at the Honi-Honi
Every Friday and Saturday
You can count on the ever popular Honi-Honi for live music every weekend.
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Team Bingo at Mountain State
Every Sunday, 1PM
This FREE game is fun for the entire family. Munch on delicious flatbreads and sip craft beers while you play bingo with a chance to win a $250 jackpot round. More Info

Garrett Regional Medical Center 2019 Gala
November 16, 6PM, Wisp Resort
Join Garrett Regional Medical Center as they honor the stars of our community. This black tie affair is a fun way to support our local hospital.
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Festival of Trees
November 28 and 30, Garrett County Fairgrounds
Catch the holiday spirit at this favorite event that raises money for the Dove Center. The kids can have breakfast with Santa (make reservations). There are also lots of fun crafts along with a “crazy hair” station. For the grown ups, there are numerous artisans on-hand selling their work. You can check out the beautifully decorated trees that are auctioned off at the end of the event. More Info

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